In case you’ve been wondering what all the fuss has been all over Twitter, Preaching Rocket just delivered again with their awesome Preach Better Sermons live event.
Don’t worry though, I think The Rocket Company are already planning the next one for around January 2017.
(I’ll be sure to give you the details closer the time.)
While you’re waiting for that, you might want to check out their brilliant online preaching course called Preaching Rocket.
Here’s my full and honest 3,832 word Preaching Rocket review.
The online conference included interviews with the likes of Andy Stanley, Jeff Henderson, Jud Wilhite, Derwin Grey, Liysa Terkeurst and Herbert Cooper to name just a few.
Some of greatest preachers and communicators of our time gave us their valuable insights into how they prepare and present sermon messages.
So, just in case you missed it, or you didn’t get chance to take notes, here are my favourite top 33 preaching quotes and tidbits from the Preach Better Sermons webinar.
1. “The better you prepare, the better you preach.” [Tweet this]
2. “Preaching is truth set on fire.” [Tweet this]
3. “A good sermon is like a virus. It spreads.” [Tweet this]
4. “People resist truth from people they don’t like.” [Tweet this]
5. “If you don’t know what you want them to do, you’ve got more work to do.” [Tweet this]
6. “Your goal as a preacher is not to fill the time, but leverage the time.” [Tweet this]
7. “The more I can connect with people and look them in the eye, the better.” [Tweet this]
8. “If we don’t get ahead in our preparation, our churches suffer.” [Tweet this]
9. “The goal of preaching is life change.” [Tweet this]
10. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” [Tweet this]
11. “Does my sticky statement just preach well or does it live well?” [Tweet this]
12. “The challenge for preachers is to not just talk about it, but to BE about it.” [Tweet this]
13. “You can wreck your ministry if you are dying for the adoration of people.” [Tweet this]
14. “90 percent of unchurched people choose a church based on the pastor or preaching.” [Tweet this]
15. “If you want to get better, watch yourself preach.” [Tweet this]
16. “When preaching, I want to get rid of any barrier between me and the crowd. Connect before content.” [Tweet this]
17. “It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” [Tweet this]
18. “While you’re busy working on your sermon, who is working on you?” [Tweet this]
19. “Approach is what makes content interesting.” [Tweet this]
20. “The issue is: are people engaged, not how long the sermon is.” [Tweet this]
21. “When preaching is done right, it can change lives.” [Tweet this]
22. 4 Questions to Guide Your Sermon Prep: (10 mins per question)
“What does my audience currently think?”
“What do I want my audience to think?”
“What is my single most persuasive idea?”
“What do I want them to do?”
23. “The goal of preaching is to point people toward Jesus and help them take the next step.” [Tweet this]
24. “People need the Good News, not just good advice.” [Tweet this]
25. In the first five minutes of your sermon:
- Be likeable
- Tell a story (a funny one is even better)
- Create Tension
- Ask: “Have you ever felt like this?”
- Tease the solution
26. “A great sermon doesn’t just happen by accident.” [Tweet this]
27. “A sermon fails, though it be well presented, biblical and inspiring, if it has no call to action.” [Tweet this]
28. “Preachers: The message is more important than you are.” [Tweet this]
29. “As communicators of the greatest message ever, we must be students of communication.” [Tweet this]
30. “A prepared messenger is more important than a prepared message.” [Tweet this]
31. “Let your life preach more loudly than your lips.” [Tweet this]
32. “Stories put flesh on the truth we’re trying to convey and therefore give people understanding.” [Tweet this]
33. “The preachers who preach better sermons are the ones who are always learning.” [Tweet this]
What were some of your favourite quotes from the Preaching Better Sermons live event?
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